Great Friday

I have lost count the number of times i’ve visited Buffalo Wild Wings at the Zona Rosa shopping development in Platte County over the last 14 months. It has to be north of 200.

Friday’s visit has to be one of the best.

It wasn’t the food, it wasn’t my great day playing Buzztime trivia, and it wasn’t that I got to spend over six hours with my dear friend Elizabeth Psenski (and her mom and her boyfriend, Sean Cash), but that came in a very close second.

Today’s visit did my heart good.

When you visit Buffalo Wild Wings, your receipt may have information about an online survey. If you are selected to take the survey and you complete it, you receive a code for a $5 discount on your next meal. I remember the days when it was six free traditional (bone-in) wings, but it was changed to the $5 discount in 2011, although it may have been earlier.

The last time I visited Kansas City two weeks ago, I got a boatload of surveys. I went there every day Monday through Friday, and I got five surveys, including two on the same day. I also was asked by another waitress who has become a friend, Lisa, to fill one out for her since a guest left their survey on the table and left.

There is a 14-day window in which you can redeem the $5 discount, and as it happened, I had three dated June 13, and today was the expiration date. I could only use one on myself, so I decided I would give two of them away.

Just after 7, two young ladies sat down in a booth near my table. I told Casey, who was handling both my table and theirs, that I wanted to use the survey for them. She went over and told them they were getting a discount, and the ladies were very grateful. There was a booth of three who came in a few minutes later I wanted to use the other survey on, but they were paying separate. I was willing to forfeit the survey I was going to use on myself and give them cash to make sure nobody was left out, but Casey said hold on to it.

Fortunately, just before I left, there was a table with just one person, and I asked Brittany to use it for her.

I’m not a saint. Far from it. But I have a moral compass. I wish I made more money to help out more people. If I could donate $5,000 to charity at the drop of a hat or buy three or four tables dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings, I would.

Time for bed. Going to the Royals-Angels game this afternoon at 1:10 with my former boss, Jack Krier. This will be our second Royals game this month; Jack and his wife, Kathy, met me for a game vs the Indians on the 10th. To Jack’s dismay, the Royals won. Jack is a HUGE Indians fan.

About David

I am a sportswriter for a group of weekly newspapers in small towns across northern Kansas. I grew up in New Orleans, went to college at LSU and wandered in the wilderness until Hurricane Katrina finally put me on the path to my current job.

Posted on June 28, 2014, in Personal and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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